US boutique distributor Ambergate has acquired British film 2 Days, 9 Lives for theatrical distribution.

The film, which details 48 hours in the life of a group of people in rehab, is the first feature by commercials director Simon Monjack, who also takes co-writing and music composing credits.

Ambergate plans to give the film a release this autumn in a fashion similar to its handling of Todd Solondz' Happiness.